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Sonoran Desert Plants
Fraxinus velutina (Velvet Ash,fresno)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: near water
Life Form: tree
Leaf Description: opposite,pinnate
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: Mar. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Oleaceae (olive family)
Abundance: introduced,rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 17. Eudicots: Nyctaginaceae to Plumbaginaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-34: 1-77. Published 11 May 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 26 (8.7 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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